Author Archives: Jonathan Cahill

“Singing the Lord’s Song in the New Land” NAPAD Convocation 2014

I got to finish my summer in the Windy City at NAPAD Convocation. I have to admit that I was pretty tired after the many weeks at camp, but the energy and passion of the conferees helped invigorate me during my final week as a DPF intern. Lively worship, impassioned preaching, delicious food, and a […]

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It’s All Greek to Me

College classes started early for me this summer.  I got to visit Bethany College for the first time as part of the West Virginia region’s CYF conference and felt right at home staying on a college campus.  Bethany is a “small college of national distinction,” steeped in Disciples’ history and located atop the beautiful mountains […]

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R&R is OK

Things to do as a peace intern on midsummer retreat in Enid, Oklahoma: Chill at the Spring Hill Suites. Appreciate Oklahoma’s gentle breezes and temperate climate on a 108 degree summer afternoon. Tour Vance Air Force base and watch the constant stream of planes fly overhead. Train to be a fighter pilot on a real […]

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Hot Springs, Hot Topics

Last week I travelled to the Great River Region’s CYF Conference in Hot Springs, AR, for my first trip to Razorback country.  I was struck by the beauty of the campground–its rustic cabins, pine forests and the Ouachita River that bordered the site.  Only the love and kindness of the campers, counselors and keynoters surpassed […]

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Texas Two-Step

My first two weeks as a peace intern have brought me to the Lone Star State—to the cacti and cattle ranches of Gonzales and to the lakes and wooded trails of Athens. While driving through Gonzales to get to camp I was struck by the town’s flag. Its emblem is a black cannon and its […]

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